Mumbai’s King (adv. 15)
|Director:||Manjeet Singh |
|Length:||77 mins |
|Language:||Hindi with subtitles |
|Cast:||Rahul Bairagi, Dhanshree Jain, Arbaaz Khan, Salman Khan |
|Part of:||Happy Birthday, Indian Cinema! | Premieres|
A heartbreaking film that shows how vulnerable children can be when captured in difficult, and very adult, situations.
This pungently atmospheric debut from writer-director Manjeet Singh shows us the backwaters and hidden crannies of India's biggest city - home to its world-famous film-industry. But we're a world away from big-budget Bollywood here - a vivid reminder of current Indian cinema's thrilling eclecticism. A kind of Slumdog Millionaire without the "Millionaire" stuff, it's the story of teenager Rahul (Rahul Bairaji), who flees an abusive home-life to spend most of his waking hours ducking and diving on the rain-soaked streets with his pals. Set during a carnival marking the feast-days of Hindu god Ganesh, Mumbai's King offers an unsentimental native's view both of the metropolis and a generous handful of its 20 million citizens. "Indian cinema can celebrate a new voice" (Variety).
Film Source: All Rights Entertainment